As the season is coming to an end, there is still time to get a few rounds of golf in at Bird Homestead. The course is in amazing shape, and it keeps getting better due to Larry Hamilton’s fine work. Rental clubs and carts are always available for rent. Come out and enjoy a nice round of golf at mile 11.8 on Funny River Road.
There was a great bunch of ladies that played last Wednesday night. There were a total of 14 women who came out for the fun. The dazzling duo of Pat and Elaine won first place. Long drive on hole No. 7 went to Sissy Bird and long putt on No. 6 to Pat Bird. Kelsey Slough hit an amazing tee shot on hole no. 6 and by being the first to get closest to the pin this season she won a hefty pot of cash.
Once again there was a great turnout for mens night. They had nine teams play, and only one took first place. With a score of 35, Duane Tachick, Trevor Hordemann, and Richard Harman won it. Second place had to be determined by the infamous chip off. Tim Bornowski landed his chip on the green during the chip off, leading his team of Hans Brans and Bruce Skolnick to a second-place victory. Long drive for the night went to Andre Heinz. Closest to on No. 6 went to James Kozel, and No. 8 went to Bruce Skolnick. There was a tie for pure birdie, as Roy Bird and Aaron Blackburn both birdied hole No. 9, having to share the pot of cash.
Due to the earlier sunset, men’s night will begin at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, September 9, and tee off will remain 6 p.m. for the remainder of the season.
The First Annual Challenger Learning Center Tournament was a great success. There were 14 teams that played, and the team on top was the team of Sam McLane, Cody McLane, Bruce Batton, and Bethany Wortham. With all the wacky twists during the tournament, such as teeing off with your knees, and putting through a toilet seat, the first-place team still managed to finish with a great score of 36.
Long drive for ladies went to Bethany Wotham, and for men, Jeff Gillman. Closet to on No. 6 went to Trevor Baldwin, and on No. 8 Cody Mclane. Closest to the rope on hole No. 3 went To Kelsey Slough, her drive landed only 1-3/4 inches away from the rope.
Kenai River Brown Bears Player Tournament
This Saturday September 6 will be the Brown Bears players tournament. This is an 18-hole best ball tournament, and every team will have a blind draw fourth player (a Brown Bear). Registration starts a 9 a.m., tee off at 10 a.m. Food and prizes immediately after the tournament.
For more information or to register call the clubhouse at 260-4653. Don’t forget to reserve a cart, they are gone quick.
Seventh Annual Combined “B&B” Classic
This Sunday September 7, will be the seventh annual tournament between Birch Ridge and Bird Homestead Golf Course. This will be an 18-hole tournament; first nine holes at Bird Homestead shotgun at 9 a.m., second nine at Birch Ridge. Four person teams with a format of “shamble, “waltz” and “scramble”. Sack lunches will be given at Bird Homestead and BBQ at Birch Ridge after the tournament. Play for the association of your choice and help win the traveling trophy. Deadline to sign up for this fun event is 1 p.m. this Saturday September 6.
For more information or to register call Bird Homestead clubhouse at 260-4653, or Birch Ridge clubhouse at 262-5270. Don’t forget to reserve a cart at each course, they are gone quick.
Bird Homestead Golf Association has organized a skills tournament for Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. This tournament is your choice of nine holes low gross score, or nine holes low handicap adjusted score (you must have a handicap). You can also enter in a chip and/or putt contest. Three different putts, shortest cumulative distance wins. Three different chips lowest cumulative distance wins. Potluck and prizes after the tournament.
For more information or to register call the clubhouse at 260-4653.
Fun Fact Thursday
The USGA allows 14 clubs to be in a golf bag during a match at one time. No more than 14 clubs is allowed, but fewer is okay. After all, the more tools you have in the tool box, the more options you have to make doing the job easier.